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At Inaugural Partner Summit, TAAF Previewed its Upcoming Film “Heritage Heroes” featuring AAPI Stories from across the Country
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At Inaugural Partner Summit, TAAF Previewed its Upcoming Film “Heritage Heroes” featuring AAPI Stories from across the Country

TAAF Convened Grantees, Giving Challenge Partners, Policymakers, AAPI Influencers and Celebrities For Full-Day, Celebratory Event in D.C.

TAAF’s First-Ever “Heritage Heroes” Special To Stream on Hulu In Honor of AAPI Heritage Month
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TAAF’s First-Ever “Heritage Heroes” Special To Stream on Hulu In Honor of AAPI Heritage Month

Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Ling, Liza Koshy, Jay Shetty, Ming-Na Wen, Michelle Zauner, and More Featured in the Joint Production from The Asian American Foundation, Enfranchisement Productions, and FutureFriends

In Community: TAAF Newsletter 3/31/22
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In Community: TAAF Newsletter 3/31/22

Starting with this newsletter, we will provide regular updates about our collective work and lift up inspiring community stories.

In Community: TAAF Newsletter 5/31/2022
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In Community: TAAF Newsletter 5/31/2022

TAAF has pursued solutions across our strategic priority areas, achieving meaningful progress that we’re excited to highlight in this edition of our newsletter.

How the Asian American Foundation Secured $1.1 Billion for AAPI Organizations
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How the Asian American Foundation Secured $1.1 Billion for AAPI Organizations

[What TAAF] has raised so far via its AAPI Giving Challenge more than doubles the annual resources on hand for AAPI nonprofit groups over the next five years.

TAAF Co-Hosted Reception with CASL to Celebrate Chicago AAPI Action Center & Recognize Advocates for Local AAPI Communities
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TAAF Co-Hosted Reception with CASL to Celebrate Chicago AAPI Action Center & Recognize Advocates for Local AAPI Communities

Local Elected Officials and Advocates Joined for Conversations About Addressing Anti-AAPI Hate in Chicago and Across Illinois

TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Official Launch of White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Official Launch of White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

TAAF shared a statement in response to the official launch of the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).

TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Appointment of TAAF Founding President and Advisory Council Members to President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Appointment of TAAF Founding President and Advisory Council Members to President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

TAAF shared a statement in response to the appointment of TAAF’s Founding President Sonal Shah to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

President Biden announced the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

As Asian Hate Incidents Continue, Nearly $10 Million Flows to Groups Fighting the Attacks
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

As Asian Hate Incidents Continue, Nearly $10 Million Flows to Groups Fighting the Attacks

A year after a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — including an Atlanta-area shooting that left six Asian American women dead — a new foundation that prompted donors to pledge more than $1 billion has distributed nearly $10 million.

Heejae Lim and Peng Zhao: We’re both immigrants. We know what it’s like to feel invisible.
Chicago Tribune

Heejae Lim and Peng Zhao: We’re both immigrants. We know what it’s like to feel invisible.

How we can help underserved and overlooked Asian American and Pacific Islander students feel less invisible in the classroom and in everyday life.

Our educational shortcomings drive anti-AAPI sentiment
CNN

Our educational shortcomings drive anti-AAPI sentiment

Governor Phil Murphy (New Jersey) and Governor J.B. Pritzker (Illinois) on why education is our best tool and strategy against anti-Asian hate.

Asian Americans in the News

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax

The University of Pennsylvania’s law school dean Tuesday announced he would initiate a process that could lead to sanctions against long-time law professor Amy Wax for her racist comments.

New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools
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New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for K-12 schools to include Asian American and Pacific Islander history in their curriculums starting on the 2022-2023 school year.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup

Amid a national rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Governor Hogan announced the formation of a statewide workgroup to address this rise in anti-Asian activity, prevent acts of violence, and to support victims and witnesses.

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.
NYTimes

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.

The number of people who identify as Asian in the United States nearly tripled in the past three decades, and Asians are now the fastest-growing of the nation’s four largest racial and ethnic groups, according to recently released census numbers.

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools
USA Today

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools

A watershed moment: Illinois becomes the first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools

Discrimination against Indian Americans happens more than you might think
Washington Post (Reuters)

Discrimination against Indian Americans happens more than you might think

A new survey reveals 1 in 2 Indian Americans experienced recent discrimination, often on the basis of skin color

Combatting Hate: Key Resources in the Federal Government
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Combatting Hate: Key Resources in the Federal Government

Racial equity is an immediate priority for the Biden-Harris Administration. President Biden is putting equity at the center of the agenda with a whole of government approach to advance racial justice across Federal agencies, policies, and programs.